Sculpture and the Land
Chiswell Earthworks, West Weares, Chiswell,
by John Maine
Chiswell Earthworks on the isle of Portland, began life with a suggestion that a sculpture be made to mark the installation of sea defenses in 1986. Margaret Somerville, owner of the Chesil Gallery, worked with Common Ground to offer a sculptor's residency during 1987.
John Maine emerged as an obvious choice for a work on Portland, having worked in the quarries there for over 20 years and forged close friendships among the island's craftsmen. Construction, using local materials, continued throughout 1988, John working with local students, volunteers and a Community Programme team.
Read Sue Clifford's essay - New Milestones: sculpture, community and the land
Read more in the Common Ground book NEW MILESTONES
Postcards are also available of a number of the commissions.